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Hidden Figures Det er begyndelsen af 60’erne, og USA og Sovjetunionen er i gang med et intenst rumkapløb. I jagten på kompetent arbejdskraft finder NASA uanede talenter, blandt en gruppe afroamerikanske, kvindelige matematikere. Selvom de har alle odds imod sig, lykkedes det alligevel disse såkaldte ‘menneskelige computere’, at blive en vigtig del af NASA’s rumfartsprogram. Kvindernes avancerede beregninger ligger bag én af amerikansk histories største bedrifter: at sende en astronaut ud i rummet. Hidden Figures fortæller for første gang historien om Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson og Christine Darden. Vi følger dem gennem tre årtier, hvor de ikke kun ændrede deres egne liv, men også var med til at forandre USA’s fremtid.
Professor Eske Willerslev er en globalt berømmet forsker, der er drevet af ildhu og dæmoner for at komme først og vinde. Sammen med videnskabsjournalist Kristoffer Frøkjær tager han på rejse til barndommens ødegård i Sverige for at genopleve sin fortid. Det er historien om drengen, der vil gøre sin barske far stolt, om teenageren, der var småkriminel, men som blev professor, om altid at gå mod strømmen og om at lide afsavn for at nå frem til målet. Det er historien om en mand, der spiser livet i store mundfulde, uanset hvad det byder på.Eske Willerslev jagter som verdensberømt evolutionsforsker sandheden om fortiden og tegner konturerne af menneskets ukendte fortid. Og under sin evige jagt på disse fortidslevn bliver Eske Willerslev blandt andet optaget i en indianerstamme, er ved at dø som pelsjæger i Sibirien og leder efter gener i et angiveligt rumvæsen. Og skaber overskrifter i alverdens medier.
Gennem mere end to år har Walter Isaacson interviewet Steve Jobs, hans familie, venner, rådgivere, konkurrenter og kolleger. Resultatet er et hudløst og skarpt portræt af en af vor tids vigtigste entreprenører samt et indblik i en ekstraordinær personlighed.Steve Jobs har revolutioneret vores digitale verden – fra den måde vi hører musik på, til den måde vi kommunikerer. Det har han gjort ved at insistere på at kombinere legende kreativitet med den nyeste teknologi. Og ved et næsten umenneskeligt engagement. Intet overlades til tilfældighederne af den både perfektionistiske og fandenivoldske Steve Jobs. Den indstilling har både lagt fundamentet til et af verdens mest indflydelsesrige og innovative virksomheder og skabt Steve Jobs en stor fanskare – samt ikke så få fjender. I bogen fortæller Steve Jobs ærligt, nogle gange brutalt ærligt, om både samarbejdspartnere og konkurrenter. Tilsvarende holder hans venner, fjender og kolleger ikke igen, når de fortæller om Jobs passioner, dæmoner og kontrolmani eller om hans perfektionisme, hans drivkraft og de suveræne resultater, hans særlige tilgang til livet og til forretningsverdenen resulterede i. Walter Isaacson har interviewet Steve Jobs flere end 40 gange til bogen. Jobs stillede velvilligt op, men han udbad sig ingen nogen form for indflydelse på bogens indhold. Som Jobs selv formulerer det i biografien: ”Jeg har gjort mange ting, jeg ikke er stolt af. (…) Men jeg har ikke nogen skeletter i skabet, der ikke kan tåle dagens lys”.
Folk bruger i gennemsnit 40 dage om året på at kompensere for ting, de har glemt! Joshua Foer var engang en af dem. Men efter at have trænet sin hukommelse i et år, stod han i finalen i USA’s hukommelses-mesterskab. Men hvad vigtigere er, forstod Foer den essentielle sandhed, som vi ofte glemmer: På alle afgørende områder er vi lig summen af vores erindringer.Uanset om du har problemer med at huske eller ej, kommer du højst sandsynligt til at huske bedre efter at have læst denne bog. Og selvom du ikke gør, får du en fascinerende læseoplevelse.Foer er en charmør, et sprudlende sind, et frisk pust. Han griber et kompleks emne an med så stor menneskelighed, humor og originalitet, at det dårligt går op for dig, hvor meget du rent faktisk lærer undervejs. Dette er videnskabsjournalistik som indpakning til en eventyrlig fortælling. Hvis du ønsker at forstå, hvordan menneskets hjerne kan huske, og hvordan vi alle kan lære at huske bedre, så læs denne bog.Joshua Foer beviser det, som få af os er villige til at se i øjnene: at vores hjerne rummer muligheder, som vi ikke engang kan forestille os.Valgt som bedste bog på amazon.com i marts 2011.
Den danske forfatter J.P. Jacobsen, der selv havde eksamen i biologi, oversatte i 1872 Charles Darwins "On the Origins of Species" til dansk. Forinden havde han, på opfordring af Vilhelm Møller, skrevet en række artikler, der introducerede Darwins lære, og som blev bragt i "Nyt Dansk Maanedstidsskrift". Disse artikler er samlet i "Darwin – hans liv og hans lære", som Vilhelm Møller udgav i bogform efter Jacobsens død.J.P. Jacobsen (1847-1885) var en dansk forfatter, der trods sin korte levetid formåede at bidrage til den europæiske digtning. Kort opremset består Jacobsens litterære arbejde af to romaner ("Fru Marie Grubbe" fra 1876 og "Niels Lyhne" fra 1880), en novellesamling ("Mogens og andre noveller" fra 1882) og et mindre antal digte. Jacobsen var født i Thisted, men rejste til København for at tage sin studentereksamen og efterfølgende studere botanik ved universitetet.Frederik Vilhelm Møller (1846-1904) var en dansk forfatter og redaktør. Han var en del af kredsen omkring Georg Brandes og udgav gennem en årrække forskellige københavnske blade og ugeskrifter.
Den norske polarforsker Fridtjof Nansen ledte den første ekspedition, der krydsede indlandsisen i Grønland – og det gjorde ham verdensberømt. Otto C. Lunds biografi dykker ned i Fridtjof Nansens spændende liv og giver et indblik i hans slægt, barndom og ungdom og fortæller om rejserne over indlandsisen og polarhavet.Mads Jepsen (1868-1916) var en dansk forfatter og redaktør, som under pseudonymet Otto C. Lund udgav flere biografier, der primært var henvendt til datidens børn og unge. Mads Jepsen udgav også bøger i eget navn og under pseudonymet Jokum Jokumsen.
H.C. Ørsteds selvbiografi – trykt i H. A. Kofods Conversations-Lexicon, 28. bind, 1828 – er en kendt kilde til Ørsteds liv og selvforståelse. Allerede i Ørsteds egen levetid blev den brugt i fremstillinger af hans liv. Denne korte selvbiografi kalder Billeskov Jansen et “fremragende Dokument”, som ikke synes tilstrækkeligt udnyttet af forskningen og opfordrer til, at det genoptrykkes som et lille skrift. Det sker hermed, og der er den gode grund til det, at selvbiografien – set fra et moderne synspunkt – nærmest er gemt væk i et leksikon, som nu ikke findes i mange eksemplarer og i en tekstform (gotisk skrift), som ikke længere kan betragtes som umiddelbart tilgængelig.Ud over den trykte selvbiografi fra 1828 skrev Ørsted nogle biografiske fragmenter. Nogle af dem gengives her for første gang. Det biografiske fragment "Af mit Liv" er skrevet (ca.) 1845.Indhold:- Indledning- H.C. Ørsteds selvbiografi i H. A. Kofod: Conversations-Lexicon, bind 28, København: A. Soldin 1828- H.C. Ørsted: Af mit Liv- Sandhed i Kjærlighed- Tilbageblik mod Livets Aften- Efterskrift: Ørsted, kemien, Ritter og Winterl- Litteratur- Noter
Anmelderrost bestseller i ny, revideret udgave.Nogle bliver svimle, når de kigger ud i himmelrummet, andre bliver nysgerrige. Og nogle ser ligefrem glimt af Gud. Men hvad skabte det enorme univers – og hvad har formet vores liv? Astrofysiker Anja C. Andersen og sogne- og orlogspræst Anna Mejlhede deler deres faglige viden, personlige historier og eksistentielle overvejelser. Ikke bare for at blive klogere på de naturvidenskabelige og kulturelle grundsten, der er grundlaget for vores kultur, men også fordi begge vinkler indkredser, hvad det vil sige at være menneske.I denne reviderede udgave af Livet er et mirakel suppleres bogens kapitler med ny viden og faglig indsigt fra samtaler i 2018 og 2019 på Anja C. Andersens kontor på Geologisk Museum, hvor meteoritter og dinosaurer trækker spor gennem tidens mest uforklarlige gåder, og Anna Mejlhedes præstekontor i Christian 4.s gamle Nyboder, hvor Københavns historie fletter fingre med søens og den store verdens historie.
Novo Nordisk er Skandinaviens mest værdifulde selskab; mere værdifuldt end A.P. Møller – Mærsk, Carlsberg, Danske Bank, Lundbeck, Vestas og Coloplast – tilsammen! Novo Nordisk har sammen med søsterselskabet Novozymes gjort hovedaktionæren, Novo Nordisk Fonden, til en af verdens mest velhavende fonde med en formue under forvaltning på omkring 350 milliarder kroner. Alligevel er historien om denne helt ekstraordinære danske virksomhed aldrig skrevet. Før nu.De renfærdige er en uafhængig fortælling om de mennesker, begivenheder og produkter, der skabte Novo Nordisk. Fra den spæde start i 1923 , da nobelpristageren August Krogh kom hjem fra Canada med opskriften på det nye mirakelmiddel insulin over brødrene Pedersens start af en konkurrerende virksomhed, Novo, og de to selskabers rivaliseren gennem 64 år indtil fusionen i 1989. Det er en beretning om, hvordan Mads Øvlisen byggede bro fra den familieejede til den børsnoterede virksomhed, så de humanistiske værdier kom tørskoede over, samt hvordan Lars Rebien globaliserede virksomheden, mangedoblede dens værdi og blev udnævnt til verdens bedste CEO af det estimerede Harvard Business Review. Og det er en fortælling om den stræben efter renfærdighed, der løber som et uudsletteligt spor i virksomhedens dna. Bogen bygger på omfattende research samt interview med alle bogens nulevende hovedpersoner og en lang række nøglepersoner i og omkring virksomheden.
Henrik är bara 22 år gammal när han drabbas av skelettcancer. Den här är boken om Henriks liv, skriven av hans mamma, akademikern och författaren, Barbro Holmdahl. Det är en skildring av sjukdomens tunga börda över familjen, sonens eget lidande och moderns sorg. Boken återger Henriks sjukdomshistoria och hans död efter sex svåra år med cancern. Mer än något är Boken om Henrik en mammas kärleksförklaring.Barbro Holmdahl (1925 – 1998) var sjuksköterska vid Uppsala sjuksköterskehems sjuksköterskeskola och utbildad lärare vid Vårdhögskolan. Hon utnämndes till hedersdoktor 1990 vid Uppsala universitet och hade dessförinnan utbildat sig till psykolog. Holmdahls författarskap innefattar bland annat Boken om Henrik (1986) vilken skildrar hennes egen sons sjukdom samt Sjuksköterskans historia (1994). Holmdahl undervisade även i krishantering.
The book is first in English language highlighting the memoirs of a world renowned powder metallurgist .The author who is widely travelled , has had intimate interactions with eminent materials scientists and technologists for many many years. Many are no more alive and the book gives a rare chance to know not only their scientific achievements , but also the social aspects of the interaction. It is written in a narrative style. In some cases many interesting episodes have been highlighted , which otherwise would have remained obscure. In all 36 Indian and 47 overseas persons of eminence are covered in the book. In addition numerous persons have been mentioned in the side line.
Dr. Ohmart was born in McPherson, Kansas, May 29, 1936. After completing high school Dick enrolled in the University of Kansas and received a bachelors degree. During his senior year at KU he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Socolofsky. In the fall of 1958 Dick entered medical school, also at the University of Kansas, graduating in June 1962. Dick and Carol, now having two boys, Dale and Dean, interned in Wichita then moved to Oakley, Kansas. Susan, their third child, was born in Oakley. Dr. Ohmart practiced in Oakley until his retirement in 2001. Dr. Ohmart was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honorary society. He was chosen Rural Practitioner of the Year in 1999 by the National Rural Health Association. In 2000 the Kansas Academy of Practice selected Dr. Ohmart as Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Ohmart fell on the ice in January 2001, sustaining a subdural hematoma. Surgery to remove the hematoma was followed by a stroke. After spending six months in a Denver hospital, Carol took him to an apartment in Denver. Along with Carol, he continues his recovery spending the warmer months in Oakley and the winter months in Texas.
School nurses serve on the front lines of the everyday struggle for our childrens health, yet they are often perceived as little more than glorified dispensers of bandages. This false perception, held by many parents, officials, and administrators, does a serious disservice to this dedicated group of health professionals.Angels in Disguise tells the oral history of school nursing through the eyes, ears, and hearts of school nurses serving throughout the United States. By sharing their personal experiences, these nurses illustrate their love and compassion and throw the doors wide open on this often-undervalued profession, enabling readers to see into their world and understand how much they truly care for the children they treat.This collection of heartwarming stories offers unique insight into the daily responsibilities and duties of school nurses and serves to raise public awareness of the dedication, leadership, and exemplary pediatric health care provided by the devoted women and men who care for Americas schoolchildren.The sophisticated medical health care required in schools today can only be delivered by qualified professional school personnel, and that challenge is met by having a school nurse in every school facility.
Manic Episodes and the Dark Side draws the reader in with an autobiographical sketch of a misspent youth, then plunges into the terror of bipolar illness. Rich Patton travels the rocky road from the darkness of seemingly hopeless depression to the frightening experiences of manic psychosis.Following the sometimes humorous, but more often tragic, thirty-four years of the authors experiences with psychiatric wards, a state mental hospital, arrests, criminal incarcerations and trials, broken marriages and suicide attempts, the reader will be heartened to find there is hope.Those who struggle with this illnesseither personally or with a loved onewill benefit from learning how the author has successfully coped and achieved in spite of his illness. Included in this book are Six Pathways to the Lighta guide for surviving the darkest hours, including the embrace of a spiritual life.
The health care system remains in crisis, and its hurting the overall economy. Join an insider as he examines the problem and offers solutions.Everyone knows that there are severe challenges when it comes to health care delivery and financing these days. Even so, not many people are offering viable solutions. Author Roger H. Strube, MD, spent thirty-six years in medical education, training, practice, and health care administration, and hes not satisfied with the status quo. He shares his personal experiences along with a vision of how to fix the problems associated with a broken system.If you have been frustrated by excessive paperwork, high expenses, and poor treatment in the current health care system, Strube can help you understand the root causes behind the troubles. Youll discover ways that the medical-industrial complex cripples the economy; a plan to get control of skyrocketing medical expenses while improving the quality of care; strategies to develop the right decision-making tools and protocols; a vision to bring the practice and administration of medicine into the electronic age.All Americans must understand our core problems and realize what real reforms can be made to control costs and improve our health care system. Learn an insiders perspective on Discovering the Cause and the Cure for Americans Health Care Crisis.
Have you ever been far away from city lights and noticed the stars like diamonds in the sky? Many people have, and have been deeply moved and amazed by the experience. Touching the Universe chronicles the adventures of author Steve Coe as he shares his love of the night sky. Coe is willing to travel far and wide to view new vistas of the universe. Each chapter in Touching the Universe contains Coes observations of the night sky on each of the twenty nights he recalls in detail here. To set the scene for each of the nights, he discusses what led up to choosing each night; then he explains what he observed and learned as he perfected his observation skills.Share with Coe the joy of getting away from the city lights and setting up a telescope under dark skies. Follow a comet as it brightens and forms a tail; see a star cluster or nebula that will take your breath away. Viewing the stars and galaxies that inhabit the night sky provides peace and calm in a way that isnt available anywhere else.
A gripping and fascinating tale about a boy who grows up in the rural south and endsup as a heart surgeon and then leader of a major medical center in a big city. Its DocHollywood in reverse, and 100% real. An adventure through time and cultures. -Neil Shulman, M.D.Author, Doc Hollywood Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine Dr. Charles Hatcher, Jr.s evolution from a rural community in southwest Georgia to thetop ranks of the medical fi eld is an encouragement for all physicians. Since 1982, MercersSchool of Medicine has been educating physicians and health professionals from similarbackgrounds, preparing them for successful careers in Georgia and the Southeast. Dr.Hatchers autobiography is an inspiration to Mercers eager medical students entering theprofession that this now-retired physician so profoundly impacted.-William F. Bina III, M.D., MPHDean, Mercer University School of Medicine Dr. Hatchers esteemed career at Emory has ranged from life-saving surgeon toinspirational leader. A gifted cardiac surgeon, he used his innate talents and passion forsaving lives to build an acclaimed heart program at our institution as well as attract thebest and brightest in the fi eld to Emory. Under his guidance, Woodruff Health SciencesCenter transformed into a major research institution that continues, to this day, to definethe future of medicine. His expertise and leadership have left an indelible mark on thisorganization and helped pave the way for the health care providers of tomorrow.-John T. FoxPresident & CEO, Emory Healthcare, Inc
This book is about all the information Kyle learned over his 31 years of interest in solar power. This includes all the information you need to become 100% utility independent. The possibilities of sun electricity (solar power), rain, radiant heat, geothermal, battery banks, inverters, ac-dc lighting, water storage-recycling-filtration, water heating, wire sizing, refrigeration, cooking, fuses, conservation, photovoltaic solar panel positioning/placement, grid-tie, parallel, standalone systems, as well as an overview of how we got here through the inventions of Tesla, Franklin, Einstein, and Edison all are mentioned in this manual.
He and his team are sent to Cairo in 1979 to plan the modernization of Egypts phone service. Phone service at that point is bad. Most of the time there is no dial tone. They think their work can be accomplished in about nine months, but Willis Culpepper of USAID tells them Schedules dont mean a thang here in Egypt. They learn that ARENTO wants technology transfer, plus system redesign, so the nine months will stretch to a year or two. Working with the Egyptians, they see the sorry state of the telephone system, first in Cairo, then in Alexandria. Underground cables failed because of water seeping into the insulation. In between they visit Cairos Souk, Khan El Khalili, and El Alemein. He takes morning runs beside the Pyramids, sometimes enraging the rabid mongrel desert dogs. Bitten, he requires rabies injections. There are no good maps of the cities. His team consults with USAID, and gets the Air Force to do aerial photography of Cairo, and Alexandria. An accelerated course on ESS is given to six Egyptian engineers, and the planning stage is finished at last. Construction contractors are selected through a formal bidding process, and final construction of the upgrade is completed in 1983. Egypt gets the most modern telephone system at the time, but scam artists are still at work at cut-over.
This book portrays life inside a General Motors factory in the 1970s. Have you ever wondered why or how the lazy hourly workers came to be that way? This myth is debunked throughout the book. Anyone who has ever worked hourly for General Motors, the big three, or any large manufacturing company will enjoy the experiences provided in this book. They will find themselves reminiscing in the past about their own work experiences. Anyone who has had a close relative that worked in a factory will want to read this book to get a feel of what their loved ones went through while earning a living. The book comes to the stunning conclusion that General Motors top executives wasted a tremendous amount of human resources over the years. They looked down upon the factory workers and treated them as if they were disposable employees. They never attempted to tap into the vast and almost incalculable amount of brainpower available because they simply dismissed their classification hourly worker as useless. They treated them as if they were the source of all of their problems. They never even considered that with four hundred thousand hourly employees they might have had the resources right in front of them to help in solving the vast and complex problems that exist in the every day world of work. In todays competitive manufacturing environment Lean Manufacturing has stepped into the forefront for improvement. One of the two pillars of Lean manufacturing is respect for the worker. If youre an executive leader, manager or a student of lean youll want to read this book to see how not to do it. One theory of management says that if you dont like what you see around you go look in a mirror first because your workforce is a reflection of your thinking and actions.
More people than you may realize suffer from the effects of schizophrenia, and there is no cure for this mental illness. In Insight into Disability, author Doug Pargeter candidly reveals his battle with schizophrenia: how he learned to cope with the symptoms and gain control of his life through treatment, proper medication, and his devotion to the Lord. In this memoir, Pargeter shares his life story: growing up as one of five children in Seattle, Washington; serving in the air force; attending college; being married and having children; battling cancer; and living with schizophrenia. Insight into Disability provides a firsthand look at how mental illness affects all aspects of a personal life, such as maintaining relationships and being employed. Meant to inspire, Insight into Disability shares Pargeters successes, breakthroughs, and triumphs over adversity. It communicates how his gift for writing song lyrics, which are interspersed throughout the book, contributes to his healing within. He describes how his relationship with God saved his life and how he became a changed man through his treatment.
A masterful life story - You will read about him with abundant pleasure as he takes you on a winding journey, twisting your view of his lifes many quirky turns and counterpoints to truly live up to the books title Screwed: The Path of a Healer. An illuminating, forthright, and soul-searching insight into a mans journey for a better way to help and heal humans.Ron Watson, President, American Press AssociationDr. Amnon Goldstein has been a physician for over 40 years and has witnessed the harshest of both environmental and human conditions. From war time in Israel to apartheid and riots in South Africa from being a physician to the impoverished in the slums to treating the Royalty. Mixing together conventional, Western, medicine with holistic and Eastern medicine, Dr Goldstein has served as a healer in many senses of the word - From trauma and vascular surgery to hypnotherapy and past life regression; From treating and researching HIV and Cancer to spiritualism, acupuncture, holistic medicine and the power of the mind.In his new book, SCREWED - The Path of a Healer, Dr Goldstein presents the reader with so much more than just a dry autobiography. This book keenly presents the life of an extraordinary person both gifted and cursed all at the same time. A tale that is sincere yet immensely, stunningly candid and revealing. A tale of a man who embraced all modalities of healing while himself learning to heal the deepest wounds of the human soul. As you turn the pages, you will find yourself filled with both tears and laughter and eventually, filled with a deep sense of admiration for the sheer strength of the human spirit. Press
On May 30, 2008, Nannette Jodar received a diagnosis of Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer. The disease had spread to her liver and the surrounding lymph nodes, up to her thyroid. In the medical field, this is a worst of the worse diagnosis, most likely ending in death. With a broken heart and dwindled hope, Jodar began to pray. Then, two weeks later, the timorous hot spots were gone. Miracle or misdiagnosis?Her doctors would say miracle, as would Jodar herself. The medical community was astounded by her progressso much so that they had no idea how to follow up. Nannette Jodar has since been called a Miracle Woman, and to this day, she serves as a beacon of hope to other women suffering from similar disease. Being Held by God is the story of her journey, but it is not only a retelling: it is a reckoning. Jodar is healed, and it was through her self-designed process of seeking the counsel of an herbal doctor, changing her diet, prayer, and belief that she was being guided towards her course of a cure. She now serves as an advocate to those who desire to stay healthy or become healthy through proactive love of their body-temples. Our lives are a divine gift, and as soon as we see them as such, the healing can begin.
From its founding 1736, Bellevue Hospital has been a dumping ground into which a city poured its poor, elderly, and dying. What makes the oldest hospital in the United States unique is that Bellevue is a place from which no one in need is turned away. Bellevue Diary is a collection of short stories borne out of Dr. Monif s year of internship that collectively pays tribute to this great hospital. Bellevue Diary is mosaic of short snippets of stories. Mosaics have to be near perfect to work. Ironically, this one comes close. What is surprising that it works on multiple levels: a historical characterization of a place and time and the impact of the Bellevue Hospital on a young physicians professional and spiritual growth into which is woven a thesis of deaths ultimate meaning. The pieces all come together to make this mosaic good reading. Peter Firchow, PhD Former Professor of English University of Minnesota
Life doesnt always follow the path that one expects it to. In this memoir, author David Marty narrates the story of his lifes path and the challenges he overcame on the journey. Living Beyond Rainbows presents a candid view of what its like to be a gay professional. It tells the emotional story of a gay man who confronts the realities of his parents death, his mid-life crisis, self-employment, diabetes, sexual addiction, and his HIV diagnosis in 2006. Through his narrative, Marty communicates the importance of self-esteem and the need for strong role models, providing personal examples of his enduring relationship and bond with Esther, a remarkable older woman who helps him make sense of his own destiny. Martys story puts a real face on AIDS and sexual addiction, demystifies HIV, and replaces fear and ignorance with honesty and information. Living Beyond Rainbows conveys the many lessons Marty has learned on his journey, but most importantlythat life is a gift.
What do the doctors at her work know about this nurse anesthetist that she doesnt even know herself? Some of them know that shes on a broken path of a disease that nobody talked about -its implications are just that dreadful. But shes on a journey that no one could foresee. And her way of looking at the disease would shed a whole new light on the situation.Its a true story of one person having all the cards stacked against her but beating all the odds instead. All but a few physicians have written her off, but she fights for her life in the most desperate of ways. It would take her a while to understand why they wont fix it and when she does, nothing would prepare her for what she learns about her own medical crises and that of her familys.In her autobiographical account, youll also learn some important information that should be on your radar next time you see your doctor. Even though it can now be fixed, youll learn why the medical profession doesnt necessarily want you to know about it. Everyone becomes a patient at some point in their life. Be informed and maybe even be a couple steps ahead of your doctor.
In Burt Russell Shurly; A Man of Conviction, A Life in Medicine and Education, 18711950, Robert Vanderzee continues the story of the Shurly family, focusing on a physician and educator who, with the help of his mentor, chose medicine over the military life his father had planned for him. Vanderzee, the oldest grandson of Burt Shurly, relies on his extensive research into family archives, records, and scrapbooks to share memories of a man who married into the wealthy Palms family of Detroit, excelled in his career, and personally saved his alma mater from bankruptcy. Vanderzee chronicles Shurlys life and career, which included serving as a medical officer during the Spanish- American War, commanding a medical unit in France during World War I, and later leading the fight against diphtheria, typhoid, and tuberculosis while establishing the controversial Shurly Hospital. Interweaving local history, family letters, newspaper articles, and personal anecdotes, Vanderzee provides an intriguing glimpse into the life of a remarkable man who was gifted with intellect, enormous personal energy, and a keen sense of humorand used those attributes to earn success for himself, his family, and his community during an fascinating period in Detroit history.
Don Blossom, a certified pediatrician for more than four decades, relives a personal journey from childhood through a long career in medicine. Occasionally, over the course of his career, he came to think of himself as a curandero, a folk healer who serves Native Americans and Hispanic America. Before he found his calling, however, Blossom had to survive his youthful exuberance including a tour overseas as a US Army Special Forces paratrooper. After several months, he yearned to catch a glimpse of an American girl. He got his chance when he was honorably discharged and met Ellie, a beguiling lass from New Orleans. In love, he faced a future in medical school and other obstacles before realizing his dream of becoming a doctor. Blossom succeeded, becoming a doctor in private practice in a small New Mexico community, just as the field of medicine experienced some serious changes. He recalls his many adventures in medical diagnosis, the demands of a professional career in pediatrics, and the evolution of his private and family life. In his manuscript Blossom targets physicians & nurses, healthcare administrators & medical educators, parents & teachers, as well as the evolution of healthcare in America. Explore the daily life and responsibilities of a pediatrician working in a small town and join Blossom as he reminisces about his experiences in Alaska, Russia, New Zealand and beyond in Curandero: A Physicians Life Journey.
It never would have occurred to me to record the story of my life; I believed it to be of little public interest . However, Professor Jonathan Halevy, director general of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where I have helped to establish a center for humanistic medicine, and other friends believed otherwise. They maintained that the men and women who will learn from and be served by the institutions I have been able to help with gifts in support of humanistic values would like some idea of who I am. In response to their urging I have attempted to present an accurate portrait of a fortunate man.
When Melissas gynecologist recommends she get a test specifically for women with a history of cancer in their families, she agrees. With seventeen cases of cancer in her immediate family , she knows she might not be happy with the results.But nothing can prepare Melissa for the outcome: She tests eighty-seven percent positive for breast cancer and forty-four percent positive for ovarian cancer, both by the age of forty. She faces a twenty percent chance of the cancer recurring in less than four years if she opts for chemotherapy and radiation.Those arent good odds, and Melissa makes a brave decision: She has both breasts removed and goes through the process of breast reconstruction. In Perky Mutant, she shares how she made tough decisions, how surgeries affected her body, and what helped her get through the recovery process. She also includes week-by-week progressive photos to help other women going through the breast reconstruction process.With a cast of characters by her side that includes her husband, Studly, Melissa somehow maintains her humor, wit, and hope. An inspirational story, Perky Mutant will help patients, their friends and family members learn, cope and laugh.